Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation

The Master's Programme in Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation is an innovative, online learning programme in English, focusing on interprofessional issues related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation. The goal of the programme is to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary for healthy ageing and rehabilitation practice, research and policy development from a global and interprofessional perspective. Upon completion you will be a competent scholar capable of leadership and interprofessional practice in the field.

The master's programme aims to improve students' understanding of diverse evolving needs of ageing populations by providing a critical, global perspective on healthy ageing and rehabilitation. The programme is designed to provide the core research competencies as well as to cover a wide range of topics related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation globally ensuring needed breadth and depth of relevant knowledge. The programme is a cohort-based, two-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English. To earn the degree students are required to take six courses (for the total of 80 ECTS) and complete a Master's Thesis (40 ECTS). The programme is fully online with a two-weeks mandatory hybrid session in each year. During the hybrid session students who can travel to Bergen participate in person on campus, while students who can`t travel to Bergen participate online.

The study is flexible and most of the time the students work on their own. There is however, a bi-weekly two hours online, synchronous session for all students.

Application deadline

Non-EU/EEA applicants: December 1st 2021 for admission 2022

EU applicants: March 1st, 2022

Norwegian applicants: April 15th, 2022

Entry requirements

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • Relevant bachelor degrees, equivalent to 180 ECTS in health and social professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, orthotic and prosthetics engineers, social workers, social educators and speech therapists from a recognised institution.
  • The grade point average of students' bachelor's degree must be C or better.
  • When applying for admission, students should provide evidence of their academic achievements and proficiency in English TOEFL or IELTS certificates. The certificates must be original and sent directly to HVL from the test centre.

Required documentation

  1. CV including educational background
  2. Secondary School certificate / High School Diploma
  3. University degree certificate(s)/diploma(s) with a grading scale
  4. Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects completed at university)
  5. Documentation of English language proficiency
  6. Copy of passport or picture ID including full name, date of birth and gender.
  7. A letter stating funding for travel, food and lodging for two short stays in Norway during the study

Applicants with Norwegian citizenship and Norwegian High School Diploma are exempt from point 5 and 7.

If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of a translation to one of these languages must accompany certified copies of documents in the original language.

The applicants will be ranked by degrees. To ensure a diverse group of students according to country and profession, the students will be ranked within different quotas.

Information on documentation and ranking.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Online and Bergen (2 weeks)
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English